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    October 30, 2012
    6:00 - 6:59pm EDT  

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>> at least 38 people are dead across the northeast in sandy's wake. a storm that may be the worst new york city has ever seen. it destroyed dozens of buildings and homes from lower manhattan to queens. more than a million people are without power. parts of the subway system are still underwater. >> at home, the federal government will reopen tomorrow with the option of unscheduled leave and work. most of the major school districts in our area in maryland and virginia will also reopen tomorrow. no word yet from the d.c. public schools. >> almost 150,000 people in our area are still without power because of the storm. fewer than 10,000 of those are pepco customers. pepco credits out of state communications for what it calls a relatively small number of outages. >> the main reason for the power outages are trees that came down. there is a bunch of northern virginia. pat collins is in arlington where people are cleaning up and
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trying to deal with the lack of power. >> reporter: sandy has left a number of people in northern virginia with the great sense of powerlessness. chesterbrook and north lead. a tree into a home here. this is what it looks like when you drive by. wait until you look inside. that tree came through the roof. through the insulation, through the rafters and all of this fell on a senior citizen who was asleep in bed. no, not that beverly hills. this beverly hills. beverly hills 22305 in alexander re. a it seems like every time there is a storm, trees in beverly hills fall like pick-up sticks. >> you've lived here on old xhin boulevard how long? >> five years. >> reporter: and howl times have you lost power? >> about seven.pz4hporter:$oryuƩ
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l[th so they hook up to the spencer electric company. he even has a power strip on his front porch. >> did they bring their own extension cords? >> they have their own extension cords. >> and just connect. >> they know the drill. >> give me a hug. >> i need a tree person, actually. >> reporter: last year, holly's house was hit by a tree. this year her luck is improving. just a near miss here. and another near miss in the front. but then there is this one of this one is going to go. do you have power? >> no. >> reporter: do you ever lose power here? >> all the time. every day. a lot. but it's part of living in beverly hills. we love it here.
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>> reporter: beverly hills 22305. home of the spencer power company. live in northern virginia. pat collins, news4. >> traveling across the area is still dangerous in some areas including prince george's county and marlboro. floodwaters have made parts of the streets impassable. storm team 4 doug kammerer has a look at how this storm is still around. >> it is around and it is a storm we've been about for more than a week and a half. making its way onshore as it went way out to sea and then right back in toward our region. and you can still see the spin in the atmosphere just particular to spin around with these rain showers moving through and the snow back toward the west. let's take a look and show you how this storm developed and what we saw. high wind gusts, upwards of 60 miles an hour. 63 in newington.
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fairfax at 61 miles an hour. same thing in reagan national. 60 miles an hour. both reston and winchester. it was the rain and it was the wind. how much rain did we see? many areas over four to five inches of rachbl dentsville, maryland, almost six inches. bowie, maryland, almost seven inches. everybody saw the rain. everybody saw the wind and now we're seeing the cold air wrapping in behind this system. you see all the snow back toward the west. we're going to continue to see that snow back toward the west in through garrett county, maryland. even into the mountains of virginia right through the day tomorrow. and most likely, into the day on thursday, too. this system is not going anywhere quickly. the good news for us is, we'll continue to see showers for the rest of the night. then the mountains are going to act to block the rest of the moisture from coming over.
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this will be the last of the rainfall. that should be about it. we talked about the cool air. yeah. cool to say the least. 43 degrees in washington. the average low for this time of year is 46. 39 degrees right now. we are just 43 in culpepper. gaithersburg at 41 degrees. and talking windchills for the first time this season. we'll tell you what those are and what to expect the next couple of days. sandy doesn't want to go anywhere soont. the impact of the storm on the jersey shore yesterday was just devastating. block after block, houses surrounded by sand that was not there before. the national guard just released this video. frames of some of the houses appear to be completely washed out. in tuckerson, new jersey, homes are surrounded by high water. roads and sidewalks are submerged. and in long beach island, boats are jumbled and stacked up at
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the docks. others were swept away by the storm. and now litter the streets and the nearby woods. along the jersey shore, the ocean grove area is one that is still dealing with power outages. and extensive damage to some of the historic buildings there. this one known as the great auditorium is more than a century old. iconic artists like smoky robinson and gladis knight have performed there. >> reporter: good evening. i'm standing on what was a continuous wooden boardwalk. it is now shattered. it is in pieces. parts of it missing. through the san here along the ocean front. here's a bench that was just pushed in from the boardwalk area. this kind of debris you see along the ocean front to give you an idea where we are. it is right next to asbury park.
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home of bruce springsteen. perhaps you know it. we shot some video earlier. we saw continuous signs of the storm pushing things around. a lot of sand moved inland. pieces of homes moved around. people are coming out to the ocean to see what sandy left behind. ocean front buildings here. completely ripped apart. the force of the ocean waves at high tide last night. plus the winds, pushed the dunes, the sand, the beaches. everything inland. we talked to a long time resident. here's what he had to say. >> it is probably the worst one i've ever seen. >> reporter: what's in your heart today as you look at the damage? >> it is kind of sad. my wife and i met here. she was a waitress in what used to be a restaurant and i lifeguarded herend it is, you
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know, but as our minister said sunday, you can replace buildings. you can replace boardwalks. you can't replace people. >> reporter: no, you cannot. but it will take long time and a lot of hard work to replace the buildings and the other damage here. we talked to residents who said these ocean front properties away from the beach here have water. there is flooding. a lot of these streets are closed. tonight right here along the ocean front in ocean grove, there is no power so it is getting very, very dark. people are just trying to cope. and we're just trying to see what sandy has left behind and we'll continue to watch out and bring it to you. live in ocean grove, new jersey, news4, back to you. >> a sad scene. thank you. sandy's impact on the district is being determined. city leaders are keeping a watchful eye on the rising river. tom sherwood toured the area with mayor gray today.
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tom is live at the water front with what they you found. >> reporter: the weather is not very nice but a lot nicer than yesterday. there have been some people out here on the georgetown water front along the river. it won't crest until thursday after all this rain will but the city is in full clean-up mode. a d.c. national guard convoy prepared for the worst, took mayor vincent gray and official on a tour of city neighborhoods. but the heavy duty vehicles weren't really needed. how are you doing? the mayor mostly reassured residents that help was on the waafter the glancing glance of the storm that devastated other areas like new york. >> reporter: and he talked to president obama and other mayors. >> the president underscored his commitment to doing everything
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possible to help every state and city that's been affected by sandy. he indicated that he was prepared to make sure we cut through all red tape. so the federal assistance that's needed which is needed more by some than others will be made immediately available. and indicated this could have been a lot worse. i see there is a mess out here but all my people are at work. so it looks like things are moving along. >> reporter: the d.c. government and schools closed two days are to reopen on wednesday. and early voting will resume. the city also has canceled a controversial $15 surcharge for any taxicab ride. >> how are you today? >> reporter: during his tour, the mayor was glad to see that the flood prone neighborhood of bloomingdale in near northwest made it through without serious damage. city work crews had spent several days in advance clearing storm drains.
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>> enjoy the rest of your day. >> reporter: but the day off is over. everyone back to work tomorrow. on the georgetown water front, tom sherwood, news4. coming up, a rescue at sea during the height of hurricane sandy. the crew was speaking out about the dangerous task. with the election just one week away now, this unprecedented storm has impacted early voting in our region and political campaigning, too. so what happens next? >> more storm-team 4 coverage is coming up. we'll have reports from new york's battery park. plus, parts of prince george's county especially hard hit as trees came down all across the region. regi[ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life.
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this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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our viewers are sharing their pictures of the storm's damage. these are from devin drive in fall church. she writes that there are four trees down on this street. two of them in the same yard. if you have pictures you would
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like to share, e-mail them to us at isee@nbcwashington.com. mitt romney plans to return to full time campaigning tomorrow after several events canceled because of the storm. president obama won't return to the campaign trail until thursday. the president may have the most to gain or to lose from sandy. >> reporter: the second day off the campaign trail in the situation room coordinating relief. and president obama went to red cross headquarters. to reassure the suffering that fema and his other agencies are helping as fast as possible. >> my message to the federal government. no bureaucracy, no red tape, get resources where they're needed as fast as possible, as hard as possible, and for the duration. >> reporter: his message to governors is, staunch romney sport new jersey's chris
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christie has. >> president has been outstanding in this. the folks at fema have been excellent. >> reporter: the female director looked ahead to next tuesday. offering federal assistance, generators and the like to states where polling places might still lack power. mitt romney was in ohio, not to talk issues. to collect cans. mitt romney backers brought food for new jersey. >> and i appreciate your generosity. it is part of the american spirit. the american way to give to people who are in need. >> reporter: mr. romney had argued in a primary debate for disaster relief to be shifted to the state. even to nongovernment charities. would he kill fema? no answer today. >> reporter: the romney spokesman said the former governor believes states are in the best position to direct from the federal government. tomorrow president obama joins high profile republican governor chris christie for a tour of new
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jersey damage. political opponents brought together by the superstorm. we are learning about an amazing story of survival that up folded during the height of the storm yesterday. 14 crew members rescued from the dangerous waters of the atlantic ocean. the ship known as the "hms bounty" was on its way to florida trying to get out of harm's way. it got caught up in the storm. it started taking on water. and the crew was forced to bannon ship. coast guard helicopters flew into the center of the storm of struggled with tropical storm force winds and air lifted 14 people to safety. >> the transit out there was riltly low level. about 300 feet so we could stay out of the clouds. there was a lot of wind and rain. >> reporter: one crew member was found unresponsive. she died a short time later at a local hospital. the ship's captain also is still
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missing. the coast guard is still trying to find him. >> some dramatic pictures. just another example of how powerful that storm is. >> most definitely. >> and it's amazing how big it is. >> flooding is still an issue around here. >> flooding is an issue here. the good news, we were talking about how it could rival some past floods. it doesn't look like that's going to happen. that's good news for us. we did see five to six inches of rain but it wasn't across the entire area. so some good news there. the potomac will flood this evening. high tide around 9:00. especially around georgetown but i don't think it will be too big like what it was earlier this morning. that didn't cause a lot of problems. take look outside. these are our studios in northwest washington where our driveway is currently closed. because of a tree and some wires that are down across the building. jim vance had to make the extra walk to the parking lot. sorry about that. >> that's all right.
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i made it. san >> i saw you running. >> we call it a superstorm because of so many facets. look how big this is. here's the hudson bay in northern canada and it is all the way down to jacksonville. tlir-mile-an-hour winds out to sea. very cold on the back side. very warm air on the east side of this storm. as a matter of fact, take a look at the numbers here as far as that's concerned. >> or the snow. >> there's the snow that fell in parts of the ohio valley back through portions of the mountains, through west virginia and western pennsylvania. also, the wind was almost as strong along lake michigan and lake erie as it was for us here. 50 and 60 mid to upper gusts. what was i talking about? the warm air flowing ahead of this. watch this. how about montreal, canada. what do you think? 70 degrees in montreal. we are at 46 degrees.
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that was our high temperature. a 30-degree temperature, almost 30 degrees. 34 degrees. 24 degrees, rather. that's a big scenario there with the cold air on the back side and the warm air out there on the front side. as far as what we're seeing now. we continue to see sandy just sitting and spinning. that's exactly what she's going to do in the warm section, you've got some showers and thunderstorms. heavy rain around boston. for us behind this, that's where we see the snow. we'll continue to see light rain here. that light rain continuing through the rest of the evening hours. right on through potentially early tomorrow morning. but then i think we'll start to fade out here as far as the rain is concerned. heavyiest rain in through montgomery county. frederick county and clarksburg.
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we'll continue to see that. as far as the winds are concern, man, warrenton, 58 miles an hour. strasburg at 56. everything else just got blown off the screen. that's what happened with these. woodstock at 4.aeflt we'll continue to see the old air moving in. the windchill, 38 in washington. 39 in winchester. how about the next couple of days? we will get out of this. more clouds tomorrow. more clouds on thursday. maybe a little sun on thursday. the sun really comes out friday, saturday, and sunday. temperatures move back into the mid 50s. this weekend is really looking nice. once again for many of us, that will be a weekend of clean-up. hopefully tomorrow night, halloween, hopefully the kids will get it out. and we'll see if that can happen. >> they'll be through a lot of
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wet leaves. >> coming up, the impact of hurricane sandy. and new details on the impact from the live desk. several children were carried out of their flooded homes. the sound seeing drama water levels. rescuers using canoes to get to the children. their home surround and up to four feet of water. those kids are on dry land now. tonight in pennsylvania, the downed power lines had 1.3 million people in the
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and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. a tree fell on a house on 8th street in southwest washington. amendmenty schultz lives there.
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she e-mailed the image to isee@nbcwashington.com. it is the third or maybe fourth tree to fall on that street in the last few months. tonight there's some concern that the death toll from the storm could climb. the damage and devastation, not only here but all along the coast. it most certainly is not tonight. the day after, the devastation is overwhelming. this is literally the storm of our lifetime. >> reporter: sandy battered the mid-atlantic and east coast. violent winds and raging floodwaters that turned deadly overnight.
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more than two dozen people killed and there's fear tonight that number could climb. the enormous of the storm and you have calls coming in and you can't get to these people. we don't know if we have bodies out there. that's why we're out on the road. >> reporter: sandy's rage began across the eastern shore. shattering buildings and tearing away boardwalks. >> the level of devastation on the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> reporter: this image of a roller coaster torn up on the shore. a telling tale. the floodwaters were so intense, cars and lives in in an instant turned upside down. >> i thought the house would come off the foundation. >> reporter: that same fear and the force of the massive storm was felt along the coast. more than 8 million homes lost power and more than a dozen states and the early damage estimates are at $20 billion. some of the worst was here in new york. the nation's largest city,
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crimmed by high winds and a record storm surge. water pouring into lower manhattan, swallowing neighborhoods and washing out the subway system. ironically, it was that water that prevented firefighters pr dousing these flames in queens. 80 homes were lost. and now as the clean-up begins -- >> clearly the challenges our city faces in the coming days are enormous. >> reporter: the mayor and million in the strike zone. >> it is a catastrophe. >> reporter: understand, it will take a long time to recover from the damage sandy left behind. a major concern in many of the hardest hit communities is a lack of heat with temperature falling in the wind continuing to blow. live here in battery park, back to you now. >> thank you. a program note. nbc "nightly news" will expand to a full hour tonight. it will air from 7:00 to 8:00. and there is an nbc news special on the storm at 10:00. we invite you to watch. the d.c. police are hoping
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some security video will help them find a man suspected of attacking a woman in an upscale apartment building. it happened on friday afternoon. the suspect was handing out fliers in the building. somebody let him inside. police say he raped a woman, then beat her, and stabbed her several times. that woman now is said to be in critical condition. >> early voting will resume in maryland tomorrow after being canceled for two days because of the stormy weather. people can vote from 8:00 tomorrow morning to 9:00 at night. the polls will be open on friday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. absentee voting hours will be extended in virginia. you can check with your local registrar for specific hours. there is standing water and flood damage in the outer banks of north carolina now. water came up and over some of the sandbags put in place before the storm hit there. officials say thing could have been much worse.
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most of the counties in the outer banks report no major damage from the storm. northern virginia suffered quite a bit of damage, falling trees knocked out power to thousands of people. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey is in the west springfield area with a look at the damage there. >> reporter: if it looks a little foggy to you, that is in the land. not out here. it come from the camera being in the rain for the two days. check out this power restoration project. sandy took down lines here. they have been working for hours to get those polls back in place. about 54,000 people in northern virginia still without electricity. i'm one of them. that is half the total they started with this morning at dominion virginia says by thursday, everybody will be powered up again. restoring power was a collective effort as utility crews from out of state back up dominion virginia. these workers from alabama were magic trucks from a south carolina utility. >> restoring power. as fast as we can get it done.
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>> reporter: people pretty happy to see you coming? >> oh, yeah. most of them are. >> reporter: motorists are happy, too, because the power lines are fixed and the floodwaters recede. many of the 84 roads that were closed have been reopened. >> i've been in bed for ten minutes with when the crash happened. it was a very terrifying experience. >> reporter: this is what made the crash a big old oak slamming on to the roof. on to the roof of the house that hannah and scott norman and their two kids just moved into last week. hannah said she rushed into her 18-month-old daughter's room and remarkably found her fast asleep. her 5-year-old son came running from his room and this is what they found in the dining room and kitchen. branches stabbing through the ceiling. rain pouring on to the floor. that's when husband scott who was out of town got the phone call. >> we need a new kitchen. and inwhat? she said, a tree just landed on the house. how batted is it? she said we need a new kitchen.
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>> reporter: scott said the volunteer firefighters were there by the time he rushed back home them helped to tarp the house. with the sun up, scott got a better look at the damage. >> we have four holes that came through with the branches and i was up in the attic this morning and there are about ten other holes in the roof. and the chimney moved about a half inch. >> reporter: somehow the couple is taking it in stride. thankful the branch that poked through the ceiling here didn't come through a few feet away right into their daughter's crib. >> your first home. we're very excited about setting everything up. so it is very upsetting. you do have to realize that people have been going through a lot of stuff this last 24 hours. so we have got off lightly. >> reporter: and she was still trying to put a positive spin on it. the reasoning? she will now get that new kitchen. reporting live, julie carey, news4. >> that's a hard way to get a new kitchen but good for her. in frederick county tonight,
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severe flooding. more high water is expected in the next few days. jak jackie bensen shows us. >> reporter: this is a very popular community park. there will be no softball games here for some time. locals know that when the normally placid monocacy floods, it does so very quickly. pine crest community park has been taken over by the rain swollen monocacy river. >> i've seen where it has gotten into the playgrounds. we had a lot of snow and rain but this is unusual to say the least. >> reporter: it's hard to make out the roads, picnic pavilions, softball fields and playgrounds covered by water. elsewhere, numerous roads remain blocked by fallen trees including long stretches of thurston road. further south in montgomery county, residents of kent howell
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drive came out to observe the aftermath of what sounded like an explosion last night. >> the trans former i guess exploded. it was on fire. not more than ten feet from the back of my car. so i was concerned that the car might explode. but it didn't. so the fire department came. and by then, the fire was out. >> a real strong gust of wind and toppled this huge oak tree and the pine tree and the other pine tree and grabbed the lines and hauled down three poles and a great big fire ball. and it sounded like a clap of thunder. >> reporter: given that there could be additional flooding over the next day or so, this park is likely to remain closed for some time. reporting from fredericker jackie bensen. news4. >> it is all about cleaning up. in prince george's county there is plenty to do. that area was hit hard by sandy. the storm left lots of trees down. many roads are on the water.
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the prince george's county chief tracee wilkins shows us some of the area that has a long road to recovery. >> reporter: while pepco crews work to restore power around prince george's county and upper marlboro, the county seat, the real issue is water. here in upper marlboro, the road is once again closed due to standing water and the businesses here are flooded. >> this is only the third or fourth time. they've been dealing with flooding. mike made adjustments to his tire store to deal with the inconvenience of it all. >> we've traded about 600, 700 square feet of storage space this high up in the building. seven feet up in the building. >> reporter: to try to avoid these floods. >> yes. >> reporter: it was also due to standing water leaving two major entry points into the county seat closed. meanwhile, in the northern part of the county in laurel.
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the homeowners are cleaning up after severe damage. >> the lower area as far as we go and our statistic go, we'll have sustain the most damage. >> reporter: strong winds from sandy brought down a number branches and trees, causing some severe property damage. while some roads are still closed and there are dark intersections as well as power outages, they said all in all they fared well. county officials are continuing to pay close attention to standing water. for example, here this water is continuing to rise and they're worried that may be the case come tomorrow. in upper marlboro, tracee wilkins, news4. coming up, a battered sidewalk pier collapse. that's just part of the problem in ocean city. i'm liz crenshaw. looking for help to clean up the mess behind by sandy. a warning for homeowners. what you need to know before you hire a contr
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virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee... is responsible for the content of this advertising. i'll show when you she'll finally make her way out of the region. sandy caused all kinds of issues in our area. look at this soccer field near a
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splash down water park. it is underwater. laura collins in lake manassas send us these pictures. >> the storm left an awful lot of damage and storm owners want i cleaned up fast. >> liz has a warning though. >> when you are cleaning up, whether it is trees or water in your basement, you don't want to add insult to injury. after a storm like this, fraudulent contractors do pop up in neighborhoods going door to door trying to sell a quick fix. don't buy it. county and state officials offer these tips. first, do not be rushed into playinging a decision. you could be overcharged or a contractor could do more damage than good. ignore door to door appeals. instead, consider someone you know or recommended by a friend or a neighbor. and make sure the firm you choose is licensed, bond and insured. get a written estimate with an invoice listing the parts needed to make the repair and never pay
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in cash. even if the contractor insises on it. that's a red flag. instead, pay by credit card. that way if the service is done incorrectly, you can contest the charge. and following a national disaster, you often see outrageous prices for items in demand. that's why virginia has an anti-price gouging law after an official emergency has been declared such as hurricane sandy. the law prohibits outrageous prices for thing such as ice, water and even tree services. it is enforced through the state's consumer protection act. d.c. has a law but it is in effect year round. maryland does not have such a law but maryland does encourage complaints about price gouging to go to the office of consumer protection. be careful. do it right. >> thanks. dan is here. we missed him yesterday with all
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the storm coverage. >> we have basketball season. it's here. they're officially tipping off the season. the washington wizards are in cleveland. they're going to be a little short-handed. richard jordan has new details from the live desk. >> right now, new york's to the ,l6city to transit system. governor cuomo got a firsthand look at the damage. he saw massive flooding on the track. this is connecting lower manhattan to brooklyn. subway service is suspended
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the governor stopped at the 9/11 memorial to see the flooding at the world trade center site. hello, everybody. welcome back. i'm meteorologist doug kammerer taking a look at the remnants of
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sandy. she just sits there and she continues to be sit here and she'll be sitting here for days. probably right through the day tomorrow and on thursday. thing will get a little better for us. that's as a result of the mountains. back to the west. dealing with plenty of snow. blizzard warnings through the day tomorrow. notice on the side of the mountain, less rain. that happens with that northwesterly flow and that will happen tomorrow into thursday. right now we are dealing with some of the rain with rain into portions of montgomery county, through loudoun county, d.c., over toward prince george's county. about everybody right now is seeing that rain. now as far as the temperature go, look at the number. 37 in winchester. 43 in d.c. with the windchill down to 38 in washington and 34 back toward winchester, a very cold afternoon. it will be a cold evening. tomorrow will be on the chilly side. especially starting off. the area of low pressure not moving any time soon. this is wednesday. and this is thursday. that is it.
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we continue with that southwesterly, or rather, northwesterly flow and that will keep us on the cool side. this evening, your forecast, cloudy and cold. breezy with light showers. temperature, 38 to 42 degrees. tomorrow morning, cloudy, cold, temperatures only in the 30s. i think we will get into the low 50s during the day. we saw a lot of damage but ocean city, maryland, seeing quite a bit. residents and business owners facing massive clean-up situations. airinga gonzalez spend the day in ocean city and got a close-up look at the damage. >> reporter: a bustling boardwalk, sea gulls in the sun. the scene three days before sandy. today, ocean city maryland is lonesome and gray. the national guard's presence a sobering real of what happened here. for shop owners, the trail of debris and wet mess means more work. >> we stand back for most hurricanes.
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with this, what are you going to do? >> reporter: pool of water frame the shot of the landmark ferris wheel in the distance. >> we took a buggy ride through town and everything and that was great. that was a week ago. now it looks like it is dead. >> reporter: and probably some of the most significant damage if not the most visible is here at the oc fishing pier. what appears to be stilts in the water is where the pier collapsed. like a dog gnawing on a bone, battering waves chewed away at the beach. sandy obliterated dunes and pushed the sand into what was once a lot of giving treasure trackers something to hunt. >> why are not you at home? >> my house is underwater. i can't do anything.
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>> reporter: erica gonzalez, news4. here we go. we're going to open up the season. we're going to the last year's champion. >> lebron is not in cleveland. he is in miami. that was a couple years ago. >> cleveland? >> we're in cleveland. really. >> are you sure? >> the celtics are playing miami. >> we're talking about the wizards opening up their season tonight. far from full strength, but the season has arrived. the wizards are in cleveland without john wall who is still at least a month away from returning. and nene who continues to struggle with plantar fasciitis. something has been bothering him for a long time of since the olympics. we've without their point guard and center, randy whitman feels like his team has been making strides. >> i thought we got a lot done this preseason. even with our guys out. and that was indicative of how we play, the intensity we played with. the togetherness we played with for the most part.
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and i thought that was a step where we left off last year. >> you look back with this team through the preseason. guys have stepped up. i'm not going to think too far down the line. take it one day at a time as cliche as that is. i'm not forward into the season. the only thing i'm toward right now is tomorrow's practice and then the game on tuesday. >> the redskins corner back deangelo hall is facing discipline from the nfl which could include a suspension for his outburst near the end of the game. he was eject after verbally berating an official. he refused to discuss it in detail after the game but he did talk about it today during a regularly scheduled appearance on 106.7 the fan. >> i'm with the blocking back as hard as him. i continued to get kind of the back of my helmet pulled up and you know, like a slam. and the receiver still gets in my face and tries to talk trash.
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i immediately walk away from him and start talking to the ref. are you kidding me? that wasn't the words i used. i'm just asking him, did you not see what just took place right there? >> i'm a competitor. i felt like i felt like i was playing that as hard as i cox as clean as i could. to that particular play, that was like, you know, these guys up and down. you let a guy cheap shot me. and not do anything about it. that's what got under my skin a little bit. >> here's my question. this is what i'll ask deangelo hall if he talks to us tomorrow. if this was a close game, would he have done the same thing? my guess is probably not. >> since it was a blow yourkt it was easier. >> you're thinking he is able to control his temper? is that what you're saying? as he smart guy.
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he did go on to say afterwards, if i had to do it all over again, i probably would have
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find transportation agencies are getting ready for normal commutes tomorrow of metro expects to have normal operations on its rail and bus serves. they will also run normal train service tomorrow. we haven't hear about amtrak yet. a limited number of flights struggled leaving our region but there could be more delays and cancellations tomorrow. transportation official in maryland and virginia are also warning about possible issues on secondary roads. this is important. if you come to a dark intersection, treat it as a four-way stop. let's get one more check on
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the weather. >> tomorrow will be a lot better than even what we saw today. yesterday was horrible. today was one of those yucky days. tomorrow it will be a day where you go, it is a cloudy and cool afternoon. that's exactly what we'll be seeing. you can see what we'll be about tomorrow. it is cloudy and cool. breezy with a few showers but most of us should stay dry. the temperature back into the low to mid 50s. that's good news. the southwest winds, 10 to 20 miles an hour if that. not a bad day. it will be a lot better tomorrow than it has been. thursday even better. friday, saturday, sunday, better each and every day. this weekend, temperature will be below average by about 5 to 10 degrees. at least we're dealing with some sunshine. the temperature in the mid 50s and plenty of sunshine. that's not a bad weekend at all. maybe to do a little clean-up. >> easier to do when the sun is shining. >> so much so. thank you. >> even easier when it's warm, which it won't be.
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for at least a week now we've been kind of down on earth as we watched the satellite pictures of hurricane sandy. we'll turn our gaze in the opposite direction up into the heavens. this is awesome of scientists at the european southern observatory have just released new images of the milky way. those astronomers used a combination pa of jwv- and infrared images to catalogue, check this out, more than 84 million stars in the central part of the milky way. those
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